The Wines of Emilia Romagna
On the northern peninsula of Italy lies Emilia-Romagna. Within the region are distinctly different climates and soils, from Emilia’s rolling hills in the west, influenced by the Apennines, to Romagna’s plains to the east of Modena and Bologna. Viticulture began here in the 7th century, when vines were introduced by the Etruscan people. Emilia’s best-known wine is Lambrusco, a delicate bubbly red.